The ALA welcomes additional voluntary contributions for books for African libraries or to the ALA Awards Fund. Payment can also be made via traditional mail. Be sure to specify which mailing address you would like the JALA sent to. We do not accept credit card payments by mail, only via Paypal. Only checks written in U. S. dollars and drawn on a US bank or US correspondent bank can be accepted. Please send check or postal money order payable to “ALA” to the following address:

Mohamed Kamara
African Literature Association Treasurer
Department of Romance Languages
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450

Donations can also be made electronically.  These transactions will be handled through Paypal, a popular and secure web service that allows for the electronic transfer of funds. This account will allow you to use money from your bank account or credit card to pay the ALA treasury directly. The money will go directly into the ALA’s bank account and you will receive an automated receipt stating that your money has been received. If you do not have an active Paypal account, you can create one for free.  If you have any questions or need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact the ALA Treasurer by email or by phone at (540) 458-8475.

If the button takes you to the main page of your PayPal account rather than to a donation page, simply go to the "send tab" and send donations to: In the space provided for adding a note, please specify whether you would like your donation to go to supplying books to African libraries or to ALA awards fund.